The Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS) has approved a request by the BBC to shoot at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the outcry its initial rejection had caused.

Following pressure by the Greek government, which had also criticized the decision by the country’s powerful archaeological council not to allow the BBC to film part of a serialized adaptation of the John le Carre novel "The Little Drummer Girl" KAS gave the “green light” for filming to begin.

The new KAS decision provides that shooting will commence on April 12, while preparations will begin a day earlier. The miniseries being produced for the BBC and the U.S.-based cable network AMC is due to be released next year.

Filming at Greek archaeological sites, whether for commercial productions or news reporting, requires a permit from archaeologists that is sometimes near impossible and very costly to obtain.